Applications are invited to apply for a Cedars-Sinai Psychiatry and Medicine (Psychosomatic Medicine) Clinical Research Fellowship focused on training critically needed post-doctoral scholars from a variety of disciplines (including psychiatry, medicine, psychology) in order to enhance the innovation in the field of Psychiatry & Medicine (Psychosomatic Medicine or Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry). Our mission is to deliver high-value, integrated psychiatric services that fundamentally improve the health and quality of life of our patients. Our vision is to be a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of effective, humanistic, patient-centered care.
Working independently but in close cooperation and in consultation with the Principal Investigator (Waguih IsHak, MD, FAPA, Professor and Vice Chairman for Research and Education, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences) and other clinicians and research staff, the Research Fellow will (a) Acquire skills in hypothesis formulation, research methodology, statistical analysis, and manuscript preparation; (b) Participate in ongoing research with faculty; and (c) Two-year fellows will advance their research skills and develop their own project under mentorship of training faculty. The program will provide the fellow with didactics and hands-on experience in study design, research ethics, IRB training, data analysis, and scientific writing as well as training in implementation of research discoveries and evidence-based interventions in active clinical settings. The one-year track or the 1st year of the two-year track will end with the creation of a critical review of the literature on a topic of their interest that could serve as the background/significance section of a future grant application or a future review article publication. The Fellow will receive career planning and development instruction. Not responsible for generating grant funds.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.